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And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. ~Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence--Rjordan958 20:23, 14 December 2005 (UTC)


  • A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.
  • A prophet is not without honor except in his own country among his own people.
  • A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.
  • A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
  • Ability without honor is useless.
  • As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible.
  • As we honor and thank the brave men and women of our military who fight today to guarantee our freedom, we realize there is no greater force in the world than the energy of free people, and we must remember that spreading that energy is the best way to help our country remain free and secure.
  • Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
  • Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
  • Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.
  • Honor is the reward of virtue.
  • It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
  • Liberty, as well as honor, man ought to preserve at the hazard of his life, for without it life is insupportable.
  • No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
  • Show me the person you honor, for I know better by that the kind of person you are. For you show me what your idea of humanity is.
  • Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
  • There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
  • To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
  • To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground.
  • Who is worthy of honor? The one who honors others.
  • You have to defend your honor. And your family.
  • Honor is a fool's trap.
    • Anonymous
  • Loyualte me lie
    • Translation: Loyalty binds me
    • Richard III
  • "Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud"
  • "In contrast to the purely economically determined "class situation" we wish to designate as "status situation" every typical component of the life fate of men that is determined by a specific, positive or negative, social estimation of honour. This honour may be connected with any quality shared by a plurality, and, of course, it can be knit to a class situation: class distinctions are linked in the most varied ways with status distinctions. Property as such is not always recognised as a status qualification, but in the long run is, and with extraordinary regularity."
  • "Peace is a precious and a desirable thing. Our generation, bloodied in wars, certainly deserves peace. But peace, like almost all things of this world, has its price, a high but a measurable one. We in Poland do not know the concept of peace at any price. There is only one thing in the lives of men, nations and countries that is without price. That thing is honor."